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Sterile Services Technician

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Sterile services technicians follow set procedures to decontaminate reusable surgical instruments and supply hospital workers with sterile equipment and material.

The Work

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Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Sterile services technicians are on the Agenda for Change pay scale. The current pay scales are from April 2017. They start on Band 2, £16,532 to £18,903 a year and after experience move up to Band 3, £17,760 to £20,727 a year. Supervisors are on Band 4, £20,302 to £22,910 a year.

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Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Most jobs are in the National Health Service (NHS), but there are also jobs in private or military hospitals. Vacancies appear within hospitals and in newspapers.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2017
36179
0.2 %
FALL
2022
36111
  United Kingdom
2017
351020
0.2 %
RISE
2022
351573

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Institute of Decontamination Sciences
Tel: 01506 811077
E-mail: idsc@fitwise.co.uk
Website: http://www.idsc-uk.co.uk
Twitter: @IDScuk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/idscuk

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